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A New Ambassador Joins Ryan's Well Foundation

Ryan’s Well Foundation is pleased to announce Canadian Juno-Award winning

singer/songwriter and speaker Kellylee Evans has been appointed as the organization’s Ambassador.

Kellylee is well known to audiences in Canada and internationally. She is a high-octane performer whose natural charm and improvisational vocal style embody jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. She has opened for stars such as John Legend, George Benson, Tony Bennett and Willie Nelson.

Kellylee supported the Foundation as Ambassador in 2013-2014. After a life-altering lightning strike in 2013, and concussions in 2015 and 2022, the mother of three was forced to halt her busy touring schedule. She is a noted speaker, sharing her inspiring message of self-care and finding one’s own superpowers. As Ryan’s Well Foundation Ambassador, Kellylee will share the Foundation’s clean water and sanitation messages, and in particular, shine her light on the challenges faced by women and girls in developing countries.

“This is a charity that is so close to my heart,” says Kellylee. “Water is life. Access to clean, potable water is essential and I am happy to be able to support Ryan's Well Foundation as they make a difference in the lives of so many.”

Ryan Hreljac, Executive Director and Founder echoes her sentiment. "Ryan's Well couldn't be more excited to be reengaging with such a renowned singer and amazing person as Kellylee, and to have her help advocate for clean water for people who need it most.”

Ryan and Kellylee have produced their first podcast, “Ryan and Kellylee in Conversation”, now available on the Foundation’s YouTube channel. They will collaborate on future podcasts.

About the Ryan’s Well Foundation

Since 1998 when 6-year-old Ryan Hreljac began fundraising for a school project, Ryan’s Well Foundation has been providing clean water, hygiene and sanitation for people in developing countries. To date, 1.724 water projects and 1,321 latrines have been completed, with over 1.4 million people now having access to clean water and better health. The Foundation is one of Canada’s top 100 charities with the highest 5-star rating from Charity Intelligence Canada.

For further information or media interviews please contact:

Susan Mackie
Communications Coordinator
Ryan’s Well Foundation
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